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Photos: Yellowbirds CD Release Party at Lily Pad

Sam Cohen (Apollo Sunshine) and his cohorts in Yelllowbirds celebrated the release of debut full-length album The Color at Lily Pad on February 26, 2011.  
Yellowbirds | Lilly Pad | February 26, 2011
By ANDREW MCFARLAND  |  March 04, 2011

The boy with The Thorn in his side

This could be a fairy tale.
On the record with Jesse Gallagher and Biff Rose
By JONATHAN DONALDSON  |  November 26, 2010

Homegrown II: Shea's stadium

All too often, our music scene is referred to in the past tense.
Uniting 53 bands under one roof
By NOLAN GAWRON  |  October 15, 2010

Haus music

On a sleepy side street in JP sits the Whitehaus, where, on a recent Saturday evening, muffled electronic gurgles and drones pulse from the basement like the sounds of some secret sci-fi laundromat. It's an experimental electronics night anchored by Bo
The Whitehaus spares its carpets with Blastfest 3
By MATT PARISH  |  March 19, 2010
drug rug list

Going steady

Whenever Drug Rug come up in the press (which is happening more and more lately), writers seem to find it hard to separate the band from the relationship between founding members Sarah Cronin and Tommy Allen. Cronin and Allen are not crazy about this.
This just in: Drug Rug are insanely good
By RYAN STEWART  |  August 07, 2009

The odd couple

Apollo Sunshine's Jesse Gallagher recently announced that Biff Rose would be traveling from the Big Easy for a rare, one-night-only show this Wednesday at the cozy Lily Pad.
Jesse Gallagher meets Biff Rose
By MATT PARISH  |  July 10, 2009


Boston music news: January 25, 2008

Mark Zaleski is only 22, but the saxophonist, who just began his final semester at New England Conservatory, has played with both Dave Brubeck and Jethro Tull.
Notes on Mark Zaleski and Apollo Sunshine
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  January 22, 2008

Star teamz

Mark it, dude: another banner year for the Boston music scene.
Ten from Boston’s 2007 pop underground
By WILL SPITZ  |  December 18, 2007

Live and kicking

Yes, we suffer from an embarrassment of riches when it come to live music here in the Boston area.
Live reviews: 2007 in review
By BOSTON PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  December 17, 2007

Perfect pairing

Sarah Cronin and Tommy Allen have just opened a box of T-shirts sent by their record label.
Drug Rug turn a relationship into a band
By JEFF BREEZE  |  November 08, 2007

Playlist: September 28, 2007

Coconut water!, Goji berries!, Kale!, and more.
Jesse Gallagher of Apollo Sunshine: “Top 5 Fresh Foods for Fun Livin’!!!”
By JESSE GALLAGHER  |  September 25, 2007


Singles scene

It’s old news: this series of tubes they call the Internet has revolutionized the way music is distributed.
Local bands dig in with digital
By WILL SPITZ  |  September 12, 2007

Modest Mouse, buzzing bees

“I think this festival is sponsored by large, stinging insects . . . made by Volkswagen,” quipped Band of Horses frontman Ben Bridwell.
The Download Festival, Tweeter Center, August 18, 2007
By MIKE MILIARD  |  August 20, 2007

Download festival?

It’s a pretty cool line-up of “indie” stars, indie almost-stars, college-rock faves, and local heroes.
How about the Tweeter Center line-up instead
By WILL SPITZ  |  August 14, 2007

So wrong they're Righteous

Less than two years into their existence, the Self-Righteous Brothers already have a press kit worth of raves.
These brothers make their own rules
By BRETT MILANO  |  July 25, 2007

Boston music news: June 8, 2007

As Brett Milano detailed in “Cellars by Starlight”, a couple of years back Linda Viens and Emily Grogan were playing their guitars while their kids played together.
Notes on Angeline, Girl Authority, and Shadows Fall
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  June 04, 2007



It’s impossible to keep up with the hundreds of noteworthy artists who release CDs every year.
Hot artists who recently hit the Hub
By DAVID DAY  |  April 09, 2007

No peninsula is an island

Lovers of the nightlife have a great range of choices amid the remarkable density of concert venues in our compact city, but there’s always room for more.
Leaving downtown? Portlanders’ music is everywhere you look
By IAN PAIGE  |  February 21, 2007

School assembly

Beatboxing is overrated.
Heavy Rotation Record's Annual Epic Event, Berklee Performance Center, February 7, 2007
By CAITLIN E. CURRAN  |  February 13, 2007

Cabin fever

Local-music aficionados were downright spoiled in 2006. Hallelujah the Hills, "Hallelujah the Hills" (mp3) SnowLeopards, "Stuck in the Middle" (mp3)   Tulsa, "Whissper" (mp3)
Local bands that will get you through the winter
By SARAH TOMLINSON  |  January 02, 2007

The Boston hit list

It’s hard to believe Black Helicopter were playing out for a good five years before they hit most people’s radar. Taking Flight: Black Helicopter reach a higher plane of rock. By Matt Ashare
Ten local bands you need to see
By MATT ASHARE  |  August 30, 2006


A musical marriage

Seated across from Jess Barnett and Reuben Bettsak, founders of Cambridge-based foursome Guillermo Sexo, I have little trouble believing that the two were engaged to be married. Guillermo Sexo, "The Cursing, The Drinking, The Crying" (mp3) Guillerm
Guillermo Sexo survive a break-up
By IAN SANDS  |  July 28, 2006

I'm a believer

It was one of those nights: Apollo Sunshine brought basketballs, Atmosphere brought an emo band, and Matisyahu played “King Without a Crown” twice .
Matisyahu crowns part two of the 2006 Best Music Poll Party.
By Simon W. Vozick-Levinson  |  May 26, 2006

If it ain’t broke . . .

For the past three years, the only real suspense in the local end of the Best Music Poll has been whether the Dresden Dolls or the Dropkick Murphys would win more categories.
The local ballot reflects a stable, vital scene
By BRETT MILANO  |  May 26, 2006

Best Music Poll 2006

The results are in for the 18th annual FNX/Phoenix Best Music Poll. Gorillaz, Matisyahu, Dropkick Murphys, Dresden Dolls, and Apollo Sunshine top your charts.
In our annual readers' poll, the sky's the limit
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  May 18, 2006

Stop the world

To say Apollo Sunshine have skyrocketed to success would be stretching the temptation to equate the Berklee-bred band’s hard-earned accolades with some sort of stratospheric journey.
Apollo Sunshine try to play their music without losing their heads
By JONATHAN PERRY  |  May 17, 2006


Going on sale, April 7, 2006

Tony Bennett, Tom Jones, Styx and more
The latest news from the concert-ticket trade
By WILL SPITZ  |  April 04, 2006

Apollo Sunshine open for Wu-Tang

"Well, we got some shit thrown at us, and we got some fingers. But overall, I think a lot of people thought, 'Wow, these guys don't give a fuck.'"
Amazingly, hell not frozen over
By DAVID BOFFA  |  February 14, 2006

Gratis expectations

Now is the winter of our discontent. That last heating bill nearly caused a coronary, and this month’s will only be worse.
Free booze! Free books! Free movies! Free iPods! A guide to getting something for nothing
By MIKE MILIARD  |  January 18, 2006